Karachi is a paradise for Pakistani street food lovers!

Home to a massive population of some 15 million people (probably a lot more), Karachi is a melting pot of people, food, and cultures from throughout Pakistan and the entire Indian subcontinent.

During my trip to Pakistan, I was thrilled to explore the street food of Karachi, and in this post I’m going to share the best Pakistani street food I tried in one ALL-OUT-ULTIMATE single day street food tour of Karachi, Pakistan.

(Yes, all the food below was consumed in 1 day, apart from the bun kebab…)

Watch the full video:

(Or you can watch it on YouTube here)

best nihari in Karachi
Pakistani breakfast of champions

Nihari for breakfast

We only had a short time in Karachi and wanted to make every moment count and pack as much Pakistani food into our short time as possible.

So in the morning we began our day for breakfast with one of the heavyweights of all meat breakfast in the world; nihari.

Nihari is a rich meat stew, and while you can eat it all over Pakistani (in Lahore it’s delicious too), many real hardcore food lovers often say Karachi still reigns supreme in the nihari department.

NOTE: Huge thank you to Ali from Pakistani Travel Mart for hosting me on this amazing trip to Pakistan!

New Dehli Javed Restaurant
Dishing out at New Dehli Javed Restaurant

We ate nihari at New Dehli Javed Restaurant (often known as just Javed Nihari), a legendary restaurant – one of the most respected places for nihari in Karachi – and it didn’t let us down. The king of all nihari combos is the nalli nihari, bone marrow beef stew, topped in a layer of desi ghee, and rich beyond belief.

One of the best things about nihari is being able to season it with ginger, chilies, and a squeeze of lime. Javed Nihari is an amazing breakfast to begin your street food tour in Karachi.

New Delhi Javed Restaurant
Address: Federal B Area Block 15 Gulberg Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (google map)
Open hours: 8 am – 5 pm, and 6:30 pm – 12 midnight daily
Prices: 1,150 PKR ($8.60) for three plates

Karachi street food
Eating on Burns Road, Karachi

Arabian paratha

Slightly slow from the nihari breakfast, we continued to Burns Road, one of the most well known Pakistani street food streets of Karachi. I think it’s especially popular at night, but we had a full street food tour schedule to complete so we arrived in the morning.

Since I had already enjoyed halwa puri multiple times from Lahore to Peshawar, I opted to try their Arabian paratha (although their halwa puri is very popular).

Very similar to a mataba or martabak in Southeast Asia, and originally from Arabia, it included a thin piece of dough, filled with minced chicken and an egg spiced mixture, then shallow fried.

Pakistani street food
Pakistani style Arabian paratha

Mild, yet balanced spices, and fresh from coriander, plus the crunchy dough on the outside, made it a delicious snack.

Fresco Bakers
Address: Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Aram Bagh Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (Google map)
Open hours: Not totally sure, but we went mid-morning
Prices: 120 PKR ($0.88)

Kulfi in a clay cup

Matka kulfi

Still on Burns Road there’s a small hole in the wall shop that specializes in matka kulfi.

Kulfi is an Indian sub-continent ice cream made from khoa (similar to sweetened condensed milk). The kulfi is frozen inside a matka, a small clay-cup.

We ordered a number of flavors, the most unique and delicious being pistachio and saffron. The pistachio was my favorite, vibrant and nutty, and the saffron was also very interesting, floral, and undoubtedly vibrant in saffron.

Well worth a stop, I enjoyed it.

Address: Right next door to Delhi Rabri House
Prices: 50 PKR ($0.37) each

Famou rabri on Burns Road

Rabri – sweet pudding

Next door to the kulfi you’ll find Delhi Rabri House, a sweets shop famous for their rabri.

Rabri is an extremely sweet, condensed milk based, kind of pudding. What’s very interesting is that it’s not smooth, but you can rather feel the strands – almost like string cheese to me – within the sweet pudding. It’s honestly too sweet for me, but if you’re a sweet lover, there’s no way you should leave Burns Road in Karachi without trying it.

Delhi Rabri House
Address: Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Saddar Town، Gari Khata, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (Google map)
Open hours: 8 am – 1 am daily
Prices: 120 PKR ($0.88) per bowl

bone marrow biryani
The monumental bone marrow biryani!

Bone marrow biryani

From Burns Road we continued to Liaquatabad, an area of Karachi that’s densely populated, and teeming with markets that sell everything you can imagine and more.

It also happens to be home to some amazing Pakistani street food, specifically bone marrow biryani:

If there’s one food I didn’t want to miss in Karachi, it was bone marrow biryani.

Now just for a quick explanation, there are two main restaurants that serve this biryani of wonders, Ghousia Food And Beef Nalli Biryani, which is the most well known, and Qadri Nalli Biryani across the street. The day we went, Ghousia Food And Beef Nalli Biryani was closed for the day, so naturally we tried Qadri Nalli Biryani.

The biryani is cooked in massive pots with kilos of spices and the main star of the show – giant beef bones. When you order a plate, you get a portion of the fragrant rice, topped with a massive bone of two.

Here’s where things get fun.

Bone marrow biryani
Release the bone marrow onto your rice

It’s up to you to get the marrow out of the bones.

You can do this by punching the bone, hitting it on the table or sidewalk, using the handle of your spoon. Whatever works to get those nuggets of melting juicy bone marrow to fall out onto your fragrant rice, do it.

The rice itself was superb, flavored with turmeric, saffron and chilies – the biryani would have been good even without the bone marrow. But add the bone marrow and things just got ridiculously good.

The bone marrow nuggets hold their shape, but as soon as it hits your tongue, it just melts. It was one of the great, and without a doubt the most memorable platter of biryani I’ve ever had.

This is not the only bone-marrow overdose that blew me away in Pakistan!

Qadri Nalli Biryani
Address: Back side of Madni Masjid, 2nd St, Block 6 Liaquatabad Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (Google map)
Open hours: I went for lunch, that seems to be the best time
Prices: They refused to charge us, so huge thank you to Qadri Nalli Biryani

Pakistani street food
Street food salad in Karachi

Ninja street salad

Just across the street, but I’m talking a pretty serious, non-stop river of traffic street, you’ll find that Liaquatabad continues, and street food seems to never end.

While en-route to find a special fish dish (more about this below), we stumbled into a cart piled high with vegetables.

He was making a Karachi street salad, raw vegetables, sliced and diced, sprinkled with lime juice and seasoned with masala powder.

Karachi salad
New meaning of hand-chopped salad

The main reason I couldn’t resist trying it is because he was such a friendly man, and his vegetables chopping skills were that of a ninja – possibly the most talented vegetable slicer I’ve ever seen in my life.

In here moments, he could evenly slice up a radish or cucumber in mid-air, all fingers still in-tact.

The salad was awesome with very fresh and vibrant tasting vegetables, sour from lime juice and just enough masala powder to make it tasty.

Note: As a visitor eating street food you do need to be careful and make your own judgements when it comes to eating raw vegetables. I didn’t have a problem with this (or any of the food in Pakistan), but it’s always a potential risk.

MashAllah Fish Katakat
MashAllah Fish Katakat

Fish kata-kat

Kata-kat is onomatopoeia for a popular Pakistani street food dish, where typically organs (especially brains) are chopped and mixed on a metal hot-plate using a thick metal spatula, making the “katakat” sound.

But fish kata kat is rare, if even available anywhere else.

In Karachi at Mash Allah Fish Kata-kat, they indeed do sell fish kata-kat, and I have to tell you, this is one of my favorite dishes of this entire Karachi street food tour.

This fish fillets were first deep fried, and in order to make a batch, he scooped out a portion of the fish onto the hotplate, added onions, chilies, oil, and masala, and started mixing and chopping in rhythmic motions. In just five minutes the batch of fish kata-kat is ready and he scoops it onto individual serving plates.

Pakistani street food
Fish kata-kat with chutney, incredible!

Served with chapati and a side of very green herb filled chutney, it was a Karachi street food highlight for me. The fish was amazing, minced up and covered in spices, and that chutney, which was vibrant from coriander, and what tasted like mint, was energising.

MashAllah Fish Katakat
Address: Altaf Ali Barelvi Rd, Block 1 Liaquatabad Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (Google map)
Open hours: We went mid-afternoon and they were open and packed
Prices: Again, the owner refused to take money from us, thank you for the amazing food!

Pakistani street food in Karachi
Bun kebab – legendary Karachi street food

Bun kebab

This would not be a Pakistani street food tour of Karachi without a bun kebab.

But on the day we were filming the ultimate street food tour, the restaurant we wanted to try it at was closed. So we came back the next day.

Hanif Super Biryani & Bun Kabab is located in the extremely busy Pakistan Chowk, and they are known for serving one of Karachi’s best bun kebabs, a street food snack that represents Karachi.

A bun kebab begins with a small puck made from lentils and minced meat that’s dunked into a foamy bowl of egg white before being dropped into oil on an iron hot plate. The creation almost looks like a re-designed fried egg, but the white is white egg foam, and inside is the little lentil patty.

Karachi street food
Bun kebab, chutney, onions – happiness on a plate

Once it’s cooked, the patty goes into a bun with some chutney and onions.

Something about it – maybe it’s the lentil patty, maybe it’s the whipped foamy egg, the bun, the chutney, or most probably the sum of all parts together – something about the bun kebab just works and works extraordinarily well. It all goes together and goes down so easily you’ll want to stand there forever and snack on bun kebabs.

Something about foods in patty formation in Pakistan were just too good.

Hanif Super Biryani & Bun Kabab
Address: Outram Road, Pakistan Chowk, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan (Google map)
Open hours: 10 am – 10 pm on Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday)
Prices: 30 PKR ($0.22) each

Karachi buffalo colony
Crew of us in Karachi’s buffalo colony

Buffalo colony

This is not exactly street food, but it is a really cultural Karachi travel experience, and I thought I’d slip this in here.

After wiping our mouths clean from the fish kata-kat, Ali arranged for us to meet up with one of this friends who owns a buffalo dairy farm in Landhi Dairy Colony, the largest daily colony in Asia, and probably the world.

Pakistani food
Skills milking buffalos!

What’s amazing is that it’s so decentralised – so each family owns a certain amount of cattle which they care for themselves.

What’s also amazing is how the colony supports 700,000 – 800,000 cattle, and it’s still right within Karachi.

The highlight was milking a buffalo, and drinking the milk right out of the source – I’m talking literally – squirting right from the utter to the mouth.

Can’t get fresher than that, and it was so sweet.

Dua restaurant
Dua Restaurant – Karachi, Pakistan

Dua restaurant – curry and tikka

By this time on this ultimate Pakistani street food tour of Karachi it was 9 or 10 pm and we headed over to Dua Restaurant, I believe the Marine Promenade branch.

Though I was getting sleepy, as soon as I saw the front area seating section, packed to the brim with customers, and the curries and grills going up in a cloud of smoke, I all at once got extremely excited again.

I will never forget Pakistans karahis!

We ordered a mixed grill and a couple of karahis – curries cooked in a rounded metal pan. They were flying on the karahis, scooping in spices, and boiling the curries over insanely high flames. The results were spectacular.

The mixed grill was good, including fish, shrimp, chops and kebabs, all surrounded by rice. We also got two different karahi curries, one mutton and one prawns.

prawns karahi
Pakistani prawns karahi, a stunner

Prawns karahi, especially after having eaten mostly hardcore meat dishes the last few weeks in other parts of Pakistan, was the stand out dish for me.

The prawns were submerged in spices and desi ghee, and the shredded ginger and lime juice provided a burst of freshness.

Our final dinner at Dua Restaurant in Karachi was outstanding and completed an impressive day of Pakistani street food.

Dua Restaurant
Address: Marine Promenade, Block 2 Clifton, Karachi, ضلع, Sindh, Pakistan (Google map)
Open hours: 5 pm – 2 am daily
Prices: 4,840 PKR ($35.45) for everything we order, mixed grill and two karahis

And that wraps up this Pakistani street food tour of Karachi.

For each of the restaurant you’ll find the address and details about the restaurant so you can eat there too.

Again, Karachi is a food paradise, and I was blow away by the quantity and tastiness of so many dishes we tried in one single day.

What an amazing day of street food in Karachi, Pakistan, and I hope you enjoy the food too.

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  • Vishal

    2 months ago

    Nice blog post. Thanks for sharing.👍👍

  • Sonakshi Saxena

    9 months ago

    Hey Thanxx So much For sharing this em information i m a big fan of nalli nihari and even i never miss a chance to try nalli nihari dish but i never knew about the one which you shared
    Thanx for sharing info

    • Joel Bruner

      9 months ago

      Hi Sonakshi, wow I see that you really are a lover of Nihari, nice website! Thanks for the support, have a wonderful day!

  • dailyworldgist

    9 months ago

    wow nice work….keep it up

  • A Waheed

    9 months ago

    Dear Mark, thank you for showing us the glimpses of the beauty and hospitality of Pakistan. Although I have been to most of the places you have covered in your videos yet I did not get a chance to try these many dishes. Ginger Prawn Karahi, Prawn Pakora (served at Serena) Nalli Biryani, Fish takka tak, Matkka Qulfi etc were absolutely new to me. I will definitely try them whenever I get a chance to visit these places. Thanks again for being a great ambassador and conveying to the world the images of beauty, unmatched hospitality, and openness of Pakistanis to greet their guests. Mr. Ali Hamdani also deserves a great applaud for arranging this visit.

  • Deepa Acharya

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark
    Your tour and videos are awesome, you should plan a food tour to Mumbai for completely vegetarian delights which is the specialty of Maharashtrian Food

  • Salman Zia

    9 months ago

    You missed grilled fish and prawns at Kaimari wharf, buying the fresh fish caught the same day in most cases and getting it grilled right there is great experience and nothing beats fresh fish and prawns.

  • Ouj Abidi

    9 months ago

    Please tell us lahore addresses where you had visited.

  • Asad khan

    9 months ago

    Hey Mark,
    Thanks for showing so many places to eat in karachi. I grew up in karachi and i even didnt know so many amazing places to eat. I will make sure that I try them next time when i am visitng my home town, especially nalli biryani and fish kat a kat.
    God bless my friend

  • Mir ali

    9 months ago

    I am not very happy with Karachi local man why he never brought you PORT GRAND and DO DARYA… Thanks mark to come my City..

  • Sannah Khan

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark, your videos have brought our whole family together to drool over all the food in Pakistan. We’re living in Canada, so it’s a nice taste of home.
    Every time we visit Pakistan, we have a hard time finding outside places to eat where we don’t get sick. We’ll have one bun Kebob or pani puri the day we arrive and get sick for the remaining of our visit. The contaminated water is usually our problem. So my question is how the heck did you not get sick eating everywhere during your trip!?

  • Daniel Joseph

    9 months ago

    L O V E L Y

  • Zakiya

    9 months ago

    You must visit Port Grand Karachi. For ultimate Karachi food street experience

  • Dr Shaista Suhail

    9 months ago

    I really love to watch your videos in free time. I love travelling but not much fond of food. You are lucky that you visited lot of countries and enjoyed food.

  • Samina Asif

    9 months ago

    Your signature expression, your smile, your love for food and the way you have adapted the grace and courtesy to greet people have been a thing to rejuvenate our culture and it’s customs even more. We have been undermining the most beautiful country on many levels. It’s diversity from one place to the other, from one custom to the other, is one of the most beautiful things a person can experience. Thank you for visiting Pakistan and helping out its identity on the world map the way it is supposed to appear.

  • AbdurRauf

    9 months ago

    Thank you so much Mark..!! I saw your all shows on daily basis. Its very honour for us all pakistani that you came here, and gave the positive messege from pakistan. Hope you love pakistani food and culture. Come again.
    Always wellcome.

  • Samina Fatima

    9 months ago

    Amazing Mark!
    Can not tell you that how beautifully you explained each and every single detail of Pakistani food.
    You made all Pakistan proud!

  • Nasrine

    9 months ago

    Omg that’s was amazing. I hope your video will change some misconceptions about the Pakistan people. They are poor and simple but with big heart in your video. I love watching your videos they are fun and I feel am travelling the world with you. You are so natural and down to earth Mark. Am watching you from Uk but am from Mauritius. You should go to my island we also have simple yummy dish.

  • Rahat Shinwari

    9 months ago

    One of your video from Mardan about Chapli Kababs made me go all the way to Chapli Kabab restaurant with my wife late night because i couldnt resist. I need it dt particular time. Love ur videos. Come again to pakistan. You are always welcome

  • Beenish

    9 months ago

    I am from Karachi Pakistan and that city produce some of the best food in the world u missed eating pani puri and their famous chickpeas chat

  • Binte Saeed

    9 months ago

    Thank you so much for coming to Pakistan

  • Navid Khan

    9 months ago

    Thank you Mark for this Pakistan vlog it was needed. You’ve inspired me also and I’ll be travelling to Pakistan in summer with my family. Hopefully to taste some of the delightful food you experienced. Thanks again.

  • Mubeen

    9 months ago

    Thanks to my heart to visit and show Pakistan and its food to the world

  • Abdul qadir

    9 months ago

    Thanks mark for showing my country positive picture to the world and it helps them to vist our country its very safe now to visit pakistan.

  • CJ Hinke

    9 months ago

    I grew up in Manhattan so it may seem odd that one of my top-10 restaurants is in Karachi. Usmania has the best tandoor ANYWHERE. You chose Dua but suggest you check out Usmania. Al fresco outdoor dining a stone’s throw from the Bay of Bengal.
    As we demand any friends coming from Pakistan bring us KILOS, I’ll also recommend nan khatai, a butter and almond cookie that’s out of this world! Our favourite is from Khalifa Bakers in Lahore. (Wish they’d do mail order!) Our friend just brought 20kg so we’re scrambling to make extra fridge & freezer space here at home in Bangkok.

  • Nusrat Batool

    9 months ago

    Mark u r my favourite man in past days..but after visit my loving country Pakistan ..u won my heart..Pakistan is safe and loveable country plxx more people come and visit my beautiful country 😍❤❤

  • Ghazal Saleem

    9 months ago

    Wish you’ll come back to karachi again and be my guest, still there so much to explore Karachi Street food.

  • Hadia Aijaz Qazi

    9 months ago

    I’m a Karachiet and have tried everything that you experienced.Karcahi is the best in all food varieties and then the northern areas of Pakistan
    I always wished you come to Pakistan 🇵🇰
    Loved your comments on our food and people .
    Loved the patience and love your wife to travel with a little kid and enjoying.Loved your preference for local food that’s the real food of the people all over the world .👍

  • Sabeeh

    9 months ago

    This is one of the best vlog series i came across thanks mark for blending in our culture so well, thanks for representing the positive side of our country thanks for being here, i hope our food pull you back again, next time you might took recommendations from the audience as u built very much of it. 😌

  • Shahid Akram

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark. Your lovely journey to Pakistan made me feel like I was right there with you. You really made me jealous of the food, as I am already missing it here in Australia. Good job amd good luck bro.

  • Saqib

    9 months ago

    Mark you missed Karachi haleem , love for program huge thanks you came to Pakistan.

  • Atif Hussain

    9 months ago

    Wow! Very detailed with adresses.
    You are a real promoter of Pakistan and tourism & Food explorer. Hats off to you.
    Keep smiling and enjoying.

  • Muhammad kashif

    9 months ago

    I am a karachiite and glad to see your quality analysis. Good going, keep it up Mark!

  • Haider Ali

    9 months ago

    I am addicted to your posts. Though, I will say that watching ball the exciting places and foods you have tried and shared make me envious.

  • Amber Shakil

    9 months ago

    Dear Mark,
    It was amazing of you detouring Pakistani food in streets. The best was of Karachi. Indeed Karachi is a heaven for food lover . Diverse food variety can tantalize a food lover like you. I hope you stay fit after having so many spices and oily food😉 please do visit again.

  • Amber Shakil

    9 months ago

    It was amazing detouring you Pakistani food in streets. The best was of Karachi. Indeed Karachi is a heaven for food lover . Diverse food variety can tantalize a food lover like you. I hope you stay fit after having so many spices and oily food😉 please do visit again.

  • Khalid

    9 months ago

    Well done mark… I am happy you went Pakistan (My Country ) and to those part which evenI never been to and seen in your videos 🙂
    I thank you for showing positive image of Pakistan 🇵🇰 love you bro 🤛🏻

  • Muhammad Asif

    9 months ago

    Certainly two days were not enough to cover most spots of the city.

  • Michael Cunning

    9 months ago

    I can’t get enough of this…..keep it coming Mark!!! Love your show.

  • Javef Ahmed

    9 months ago

    You again memorized my childhood when i ate fish katakat at that vendor when he had a stall not shop. Lot of time passed and even passing through that road, I never got a chance to eat again since last 30 years but when I saw your video last night, I specially went there with my son, ate the fish katakat and take away for home. Thank You Mark for returning my childhood.

  • Wasif

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark! Many Thanks to you for prompting
    Pakistani food, culture and their hospitality.
    Wasif from Karachi

  • Yanira Reyes Valdes

    9 months ago

    AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • oceanpearl

    9 months ago

    This was a fabulous trip and the food was excellent
    Does not get better than this
    Excellent video

  • Muhammad Duja

    9 months ago

    The main reason I watch you is I like when you close your eyes and drool on the first bite!
    Then your eyes open wide and the satisfaction smile on your face! It simply makes one get the feel of really how tasty the mouth-full is! ha ha ha.

  • Ivan Jose

    9 months ago

    These are all interesting finds! I love learning about culture through food.

  • Prince toheed

    9 months ago

    Thanks for come in over countery to tell other people that over country Is safe place and people are nice here

  • Ina

    9 months ago

    The little old man grinding peppers with the mortar and pestle had such a heartwarming laugh. What a wonderful and memorable moment.

  • Mahi

    9 months ago

    Wow man you made me drooling… can’t watch your videos empty stomach….jawaid nihari is my all time favourite n that rubri is divine ….👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻Love your videos

  • Binh duc hieu Hoang

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark,nice to hear from you again,travel for food how yummy it is,the food is so good,i wish that I can eat all that like you,my stomach is not allow me to do it,but it is difference when I watch your videos (it is so yummy),your son Micah is big boy now(his birthday just passed),continue to do so Mark,do not stop,i hope I am in your team one day,thanks,Binh.

  • Resham

    9 months ago

    Assalam.o.alikum thank you for coming Pakistan karachi mark you’re the best and I hope you are doing well

  • noeman h Sheikh

    9 months ago

    Great Job i have been watching you for a while Pakistan Food tour is so much fun to watch and if you ever go back to Pakistan talk to some Food Vloger to find some unique food in Karachi and Other cities cuz you have missed so much important Dishes Keep it up

  • Mashood

    9 months ago

    Hi, Mark thanks a lot for visiting Pakistan and especially Karachi the city of lights, I hope you liked our food and hospitality, I hope that you have had a bite of all the delicious food that Karachi has to offer…. God bless you, my friend, do visit us again! 🙂

  • Ghazanfar

    9 months ago

    Karachi is home to more than 30 million people its also called mini Pakistan . Please do come again and start your Pakistan tour in Karachi.

  • Abdul Sami Qurehi

    9 months ago

    Hey Mark
    I love watching your videos especially the karachi trip, I lived behind Javaid Nihari and I wish I could meet you there on that day but hope to meet you some other day. Do visit Pakistan again and try out other areas I am sure you will enjoy Balochistan food and sceenic beauty of Makran coastal highway.
    Thanks for showing beautiful and lively Pakistan.

  • Kiran Ahmad

    9 months ago

    You got me and my extended family in the states and our extended family in Pakistan HOOKED. My parents are from Karachi but we weren’t able to visit any of the places you were so I’m grateful to see it in the way I would have wanted to. My kids haven’t visited yet but I hope one day we’ll be able to travel Pakistan the way you just did. Kudos to you and your family for giving the world such a positive display of a place that has a lot the world is unaware of.

  • Dorie

    9 months ago

    Wow, this looks so good! I have never been to Pakistan but this looks like I should.
    Greetings from Vienna
    Dorie from http://www.thedorie.com

  • Jay

    9 months ago

    Dear Mark
    This has been an ultimate culmination of your blogging career. Your passion, humility and generosity of spirit for people is heartening and inspirational. You are truly loved. My daughter and I love watching your videos, but importantly you bring people together through the joy of sharing and eating lovely food. I wish you, your family and your friends good health and well being. Best regards

  • Hadi Hasan

    9 months ago

    WoW!!!! I like it the way you deliver. Realllly goooodddd, thanks for coming to Karachi!!!!

  • Umar

    9 months ago

    Thanks for coming to Karachi Mark…Wish you had a little more time here … You missed a lot of special street food like Gola Ganda @ DhoraJee (Crushed Ice in special syrups) , Haleem (mazidar haleem @ Gulberg FB Area) , Kabab Fry @ Ghaffar (Near Bahadurabad) and of Course Chana Chaat. Please come again with Micha and Ying (Looking forward to see you in Karachi)

  • Muhammad Ahsan

    9 months ago

    Thankyou thankyou markwein but plzzz we want a new vdo in which u give your feed back of pakistan as we are the most loving country .. . The world outside think that pakistan is dangerous country to visit .

  • Dawood Aslam

    9 months ago

    mark youvmissed a lot of famous eateries and food of Karachi, specially the anday wala burger n haleem. it can be done in one day, the guy Ali doesn’t seem familiar with karachi as he didn’t take you to do Darya, hussainabad food street,boat basin and so many other food places

  • Dawood Aslam

    9 months ago

    mark you missed a lot of famous eateries and food of Karachi, specially the anday wala burger and haleem. it can be done in one day, the guy Ali doesn’t seem familiar with karachi as he didn’t take him to do Darya, hussainabad food street, boat basin and so many other food places

  • Shaikh Waqas

    9 months ago


  • Samra

    9 months ago

    You looked so cute in shalwar kameez we warmly welcome you in Pakistan, loads of love 😍

  • mian

    9 months ago

    Since you have visited so many countries, I had some questions for you
    1)What country did you find the most scenic?
    2)What country’s food did you find the most healthy? and the best of them all?

  • Muhammad Azeem

    9 months ago

    Mark Veins you are amazingly incredible. You have done a lot of positive for our country but you dont know.

  • John Maliekal

    9 months ago

    Hey Mark,
    Loved Nihari breakfast, Ninja salad, fish kata-kat and bun kebabs, and those chutneys you were polishing off so swiftly. Awesome food, lovely people. Love and best wishes from Bombay

  • Ahmed

    9 months ago

    hi mark,
    Thanks for coming pakistan, May you get lots of success in your food travel work.Good luck
    Mark, You would have visited more places in karachi city because it’s such a big city and as large as a region,it has so much more to explore, plz just not wrap it in only few minutes videos by going to only two three old areas of karachi, please show many more areas and food of advanced/modern/posh areas of karachi to the world also.
    Btw i really like your style of swaying your head in slow motion when you eat something very tasty😋😄

  • Murad Khan

    9 months ago

    Awesome tour Mark.
    After your tour ends please do make a verdict video about your experience in Pakistan and your point of view about people, culture, hospitality and security situation as well to tell whole world that Pakistan is not what media shows so the other world may know what Pakistan is.

  • Muhammad Shoaib

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark, I am from Karachi Pakistan well comming to you in Pakistan, tanks for updating me about Karachi food,

    if you are still in Karachi, pls meet with me we take a Lunch together in my Area famous Pullao,

  • Muhammad Shoaib

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark, I am from Karachi Pakistan well comming to you in Pakistan, tanks for updating me about Karachi food,

    if you are still in Karachi, pla meet with me we take a Lunch together in my Area famous Pullao,

  • Syed Abdul Moiez

    9 months ago

    thanx for visiting my Country Pakistan, and publish positive side, and thanx for visit my city Karachi. God Blessed You.

  • Sarvana

    9 months ago

    That was a wonderfully post.. Loved all the photos.. Good one!

  • Masood Nabi Khan

    9 months ago

    Mark… I love you, cause you Put a picture of Pakistan which is not negative…..Thank you

  • Saud Khan

    9 months ago

    Thanks Mark Wiens For Showing The World Real Pakistani Culture And People
    Love You ❤️

  • Faizan Qadri

    9 months ago

    Hello Mark.
    I love your work and thank you very much for visiting karachi as mostly foreigners are afraid of visiting Karachi..Hahaha and thanks alot highlighting Karachi street food it is very underrated and your visit will boost it.
    Love and Peace

  • Zakiuddin

    9 months ago

    Hey Mark. that’s not fair. you didn’t travel all of the Karachi. Specially the Sea Side of Karachi and the Restaurants of Seas Side for for food vlog.

  • Faiza Hussain

    9 months ago

    Amazing tour Mark and Kudos to you for going to each n every corner to explore the true culture! You had my entire family hooked on to youtube for the length of your Pakistan tour but being a Karachiite I have to tell you I was most disappointed from the Karachi blog. I suppose because of the time constraint you couldn’t do justice to the megacity but really you have to come back for the legendary spots like: Noorani katakat (where they make music from chopping the meat and organ meat really fine on a grill), Dou Darya (the strip of over 30 amazing restaurants by the sea, boat basin, one of the oldest food streets that serves every possible food prepared in front of you, Nursery’s famous chapli kabab burger, Port Grand food street to try the malai tikkas of Ghaffar (one of the oldest joint of nihari n bbq in Khi), and a quick stop at bbq tonight (perhaps the biggest bbq restaurant anywhere). Also karachi makes the best gol gappas and faloodas in the world and you must try the Flambé paan next time you’re in Karachi…. i hope that’s soon 🙂

  • Sajid Sheikh

    9 months ago

    After your tour ends please do make a verdict video about your experience in Pakistan and your point of view about people, culture, hospitality and security situation as well to tell whole world that Pakistan is not what media shows …

  • Sushant Gupta

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark, which part of America do you live in ?

  • Syed Erfan Haider

    9 months ago

    Thanks Mark for visit my Homeland Pakistan i was born anf raise in karachi now moved to New York but still missing my food my culture will sure visit in 2019 thanks again

  • Nz Ali

    9 months ago

    Excellent video Mark. Love to see you trying Pakistani Chitrali traditional cuisines.

  • Louise

    9 months ago

    Mark – you’ve got me drooling! I fell in love with Pakistani food when we were in Dubai. I would love to visit Pakistan and try all these dishes! That bone marrow biryani especially. I just wish I could eat as much as you! Haha. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Mohammed Mousa

    9 months ago

    Hello Mark
    Your Pakistan series has been great except for few things and I hope you’d love to visit PAK again .
    Most important is that you missed the hidden gem of Balochistan (in south). The beaches and mountains of this province are no less than those of northern PAK. And the food of Balochistan is far far better that you u tasted in northern PAK.
    Secondly, you have covered merely 35 to 40 percent of northern PAK . The Swat , Kaghan , Naran , Babusar Top, Fairy Meadows, Malam Jabba, Kashmir region , Neelum valley, Kelash valley, Saif ul Malook, Murree, Nathya Gali etc etc etc. are yet to explore.
    I hope you’ll cover the remaining PAK in your next expedition. It requires about two months or so. Plan your trip in Nov – Dec months so you can enjoy the cold and snow as well but that snowfall and land sliding also blocks the road.
    I suggest you better had buy a house in Pakistan.
    Wish you and your family Merry Christmas

  • Narmeen

    9 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for visiting Pakistan and showing the world what is not shown about Pakistan. Please include your wife Ying’s experience how she liked visiting Pakistan and how people treated her.
    Do visit us again, whole of Balochistan and Azad Kashmir region awaits your visit.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you Narmeem. My wife really enjoyed visiting Pakistan, she was comfortable, and people were so nice and accommodating to not only me, but her as well. Would love to visit other regions next time.

  • JoAnn

    9 months ago

    Amazing work! Thank you for sharing and putting all this effort

  • ka

    9 months ago

    guys, thank you for choosing to wear local sandals, head attire and clothing … thank you for being so respectful and receptive of others and their culture … thank you everyone for organizing such a spectacular tour so we could see the real world and real people … i haven’t seen all of mark’s vidoes … and even though african series, mexican, uzbekistani were some of my favorites, the pakistani series are for some reason the most fascinating, eye opening, real, humbling, mind blowing; simply sensational … possibly because mark’s work keeps maturing through experience … pakistan, you rock! what people!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much for your kind words and support. Pakistan really is a special country, amazing culture and food!

  • Frank

    9 months ago

    The descriptions of all the food you and your companions ate just drive me nuts! Can’t travel much nowadays at my age and condition, so I have to do it vicariously through your website. Please keep me hungering for more!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you so much Frank!

      • zakiuddin

        9 months ago

        why didn’t you go to sea side of karachi

  • Subham Banerjee

    9 months ago

    Oh my god! The food in Karachi looks so good and the people over there seem to be really nice as well! Can’t wait to go to Pakistan one day! Love from India!

  • Stephen

    9 months ago

    I have loved your Pakistan articles and videos so far. Glad to see you are going places that not many travelers are going. Hopefully, more tourists will discover Pakistan.

  • Huma Essa

    9 months ago

    Mark, it is amazing to see you in Karachi! I have been waiting for you to come visit this country for so long. We had been misunderstood and under estimated, but that’s changed because of you so, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Loads of love and wishes for u n ur family. God bless you!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much Huma, it was an honor to have a chance to visit Karachi, an amazing city!

  • Mary Bones Angeloni

    9 months ago

    I loved and saw every video from your Pakistan trip with great fascination!
    So where are the women? Are they allowed on the street, saw so few.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much Mary. A couple of things, one is that at restaurants men typically preferred to sit in the front on the street (loud and not the cleanest conditions), while women and families often sat in the AC rooms. Another thing is that to respect women and their culture, I tried to avoid filming women as generally in Pakistan they are not as comfortable on camera as men.

      • ash

        9 months ago

        hi mark very well explained.i saw all your videos they were all amazing keep it up.i m really and specially thankful to you for taking your family with you so the world can see there is do danger in pakistan.and thanks to joel too may GOD bless you all

  • Asif Qazi

    9 months ago

    Mark that was a great video about my city Karachi, I wish you had explored more of Karachi food scene because there are so many vendors that sell pretty unique food items.
    Thanks for sharing positive image of Pakistan.

    Best Regards

  • Nabeel Khan

    9 months ago

    Thank you mark for visiting Pakistan.
    It has been an amazing series.

  • Ahmed Noman

    9 months ago

    Dear Mark I am so exited to see all these feasts. Karachi has a great diversity of foods. The food vendors are making their own recipe’s from generations and they have also linkages with the old mughal emperors Royal cooks and Nawabs kitchens. Honestly speaking I have visited so many countries in four continents but have never found the tastes like Karachi. But one fantastic food place you missed in your tour was Kolachi resraurant . There is no place like that. Marvellous food and ambiance. There is no restaurant in the world like that. Please do visit it in your next trip.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much Ahmed, and thanks for the recommendation. Hopefully can visit again!

  • Kissa

    9 months ago

    Thank you mark for visiting Pakistan show our culture ,food and loving people all over the world i wish that u could again make a tour of Karachi only once thank u and lots of love from Karachi Pakistan👍

  • Awais Ahmad

    9 months ago

    Thanks Mark for visiting Pakistan. I never been to Karachi but your video motivates me to travel to Karachi one time. You earn lot of respect from all over the world.

  • Omair Tajammul

    9 months ago

    Excellent series. Loved every bit of it. Stay Blessed.

  • Ali sufyan

    9 months ago

    Really mouthwatering series of Pakistan

  • neil

    9 months ago

    A fantastic video series there in Pakistan, Mark. One of your very best.

  • Mary Leo

    9 months ago

    Such a wonderful treat.
    I love the mountainscape in your videos from this trip.

  • Lody Neervoort

    9 months ago

    Dear Mark, for years I have really enjoyed your video’s from all over Asia. I’m dutch-indonesian, born in 1935 in Surabaya, left Java in 1954 for Holland with a dutch passport, emigrated to California July 1960, and left unfortunately in 1993, coulnd’t hack it any langer. I have been in Bangkok three times. The last time in 2016. Unfortunately I have not used your information then. I really enjoy video’s , they are great. Due to limited income travelling is not possible any longer. Thank you so much for sharing your video’s. Love Lody.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Hey Lody, great to hear from you, thank you for sharing a little about yourself. Really appreciate your support!


    9 months ago

    I’m so envious of all the good food you eat! I want to try the chopli kebabs and some bone marrow too!

  • Arun Lal

    9 months ago

    Very nice documentary. Great pics. Awesome explanation. Pakistan is not so bad as we hear in news. Not even costly.

  • Masafa

    9 months ago

    Good day Mark!! Just lost in the food….. all the dishes are so mouthwatering & extraordinary…… you have added one more star in it….. the bone marrow was incredibly awesome….. i can imagine the taste from your expressions….. the chapli kebabs, Rabri, Matka kulfi, everything was just wow!!! Thank you so much for showing such rich dishes to us……
    I wish you all the very best…..
    Stay Blessed!!!
    Love from Lucknow (UP)
    Thanks & Regards

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much Masafa, such an amazing food culture, and so much to eat!

  • Ivy Oming

    9 months ago

    I have been following you on youtube channel and facebook for years. I am so excited to find your blog today because I can read it when I can’t watch (while hubby and babies are sleeping😆). Now I know where did all the pictures taken by Ying can be seen! Well done and keep posting!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much Ivy, will continue to maintain the blog with info like this and photos.

  • Sylvia

    9 months ago

    Mark, all the food looks and sound delicious. I am African so I eat spicy food. Do you ever get heart burn?

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Hey Sylvia, thank you very much. Luckily never get heart burn!

  • Abrahim

    9 months ago

    Hey Mark, awesome and privileged to watch my home town, grown up eating those food, specially hanif bun kabab, since it was my neighborhood, dude, you almost made me cry, thanks dude for recalling my childhood.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much Abrahim, glad it brought back great memories.

  • James

    9 months ago

    Those bun kebab in particular sound awesome!